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Gas powered pole tree pruners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by leeslawncare, Oct 4, 2000.

  1. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 649

    What do some of you guys that have gas powered tree pole pruners have ? I'am thinking of getting one now that fall is upon us an i want to know what is the best size of kind i should be looking for .help me out. Thanks
  2. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    I've used a tanaka which is made by echo or is it the other way around. Either way... the look identical and they feel identical. I had good luck with. Just make sure you keep the chain oiled and tighten properly..
  3. jaybee

    jaybee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I have the Stihl. I bought the longest one they make and although I don't use it on a regular basis I really like it. Echo makes one also which could also go by the Power Pruner name. That looks like a good product also. I also bought the hedge trimmer attatchment for my pruner and that comes in handy although it's pretty heavy to be using it all day. Great for trimming thee tops of evergreens that have gotten to high.
  4. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    We also have a stihl pole pruner and we love it. It seems it would be a very good money maker and it speeds up production. It does get a bit heavy on the arms if you dont have the strap positioned right, only when its fully extended though.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    Ive been real pleased with my pruner attachment
    that goes on the ryobi. It does a good quick
    job on 5inch and under.
    T. Marks
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    We ordered a Toro (Maruyama) this week. Mainly bought it because they are on sale for $329. Kinda tough not to buy it for that price.

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    Maruyama is supposed to be a top brand nothing wrong with them
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    I opted to purchase the Echo over the Stihl. It has a longer reach than Stihls biggest model and has a 12" bar as opposed to a 10" bar on the Stihl. The handle setup is a little more comfortable to use as well.
  9. Stinger

    Stinger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    One word: STIHL!
  10. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    I tried the stihl and echo pole trimmers and bought the echo for the same reasons runner did. I am very happy with the job mine does, although it does get a little heavy when using it for a while.I was also impressed at how quick it cuts through the larger branches.

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